Professional Development Opportunities

Kids Playing In Kindergarten.The knowledge, skills, and practices of caregivers are important factors in determining how much a young child learns and how prepared that child is for entry into school. Early childhood caregivers that have deeper understandings of child development and early education issues provide richer educational experiences for all children, including those who are vulnerable and disadvantaged, engage children of varying abilities and backgrounds, and connect with a diverse array of families. As a certified caregiver you are required to take classes to enhance their abilities to support young children’s learning. The following links provide you access to all the professional development currently available throughout the state.